Re: [Classicrendezvous] Normandy Notes

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Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 07:00:36 EST
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Normandy Notes

In a message dated 10/29/00 1:23:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:
> The "Sport" model was a
> decent mid-level hub but definately not in the same catagory as the top end
> hubs. The Sport was used on almost all mid-level 10 speeds from the 70's
> such as Raleigh Grand Prix's, Peugeot UO-8's, etc.; the Luxe Competition
> was typically used on the lower level top tier bikes such as the Peugeot
> PX-10E, Motobecane Grand Record, etc. When the Peugeot PX-10LE was
> introduced in 1974, the hubs spec'd as standard were Maillard 700 series

There was Normandy, Atom, and Maillard. Did they all exist at the same time? When my Atom hub broke the Maillard my LBS gave me seemed to be an exact duplicate. The Normandy Sport hubs I have seem to be pretty smooth, but the old Record hubs still seem best.

Pete Geurds
Douglassville, Pa